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Rise Performing Arts is proud to hold auditions for their spring semester production of Matilda the Musical!

 

Auditions will take place on January, 14th at 10:00 AM and 15th (call backs) at 13 Taylor Ave, Clinton, NY 13323. Be sure to fill out this audition form and the registration form found on our website! Reminder, you do not have to be a student to audition, all students are welcome! 

 

Performances are scheduled for the beginning of June. 

 

Rehearsals will be held 2-4 times per week depending on roles. Any rehearsals in June are mandatory. (Performers must be present for all rehearsals and performances with limited absences taken into account for extenuating circumstances.)

 

 Auditions are open to children/teens ages 1st Grade - 12th Grade.  A fee of $50 for RISE members and $60 for non-members will be required after a successful audition. There is NO FEE to audition. 

 

If you can not make it to our audition date but wish to audition, please email the director at bwitter@drew.edu 

"Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: 'Bambinatum est Magitum,' or 'Children are Maggots.' She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson -- that even though life can be hard, 'nobody but me is gonna change my story' so 'sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.'"

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Click Below For Audition Materials

Character Breakdown

MATILDA WORMWOOD: An intense, clever, and imaginative young girl. She has a thirst for learning and is willing to break rules for the greater good.

Mezzo Soprano: A3 to D5

 

MR. WORMWOOD: Matilda's cruel father. A sleazy, scheming used car salesman who loves his television. Baritone: D3 to A4

 

MRS. WORMWOOD: Matilda’s mother - Obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. She thinks little of Matilda’s unique abilities. She is as loud in her makeup and dress sense as she is in her voice. Mezzo Soprano: A3 to F5

 

MICHAEL WORMWOOD: Matilda's older, monosyllabic brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Role calls for deadpan comedy and the ability to create character with much stage time and few words.

 

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL: The bullying headmistress of Matilda's school, who uses her former discipline as an Olympic shot-put champion to terrorize her ‘maggot’ students.

Baritone: A2 to G4

 

MISS HONEY: Matilda's kindhearted teacher. A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile. She is adored by every child under her care.

Mezzo Soprano: F3 to D5

 

THE LITTLE KIDS:

General VOCAL RANGE: C4-E5

 

AMANDA THRIPP: The girl with the pigtails.

 

LAVENDER GLOTTLESTOP: Matilda's loud & kooky friend. She has a big personality & likes to have fun. Vocal Range: C4 to F5

 

NIGEL: One of Matilda’s closer friends at school.

 

ERIC: The cute, small one…

 

ALICE: The strong, bold one…

 

TOMMY: The anxious one…

 

HORTENSIA: Already a feisty 10, veteran of many Trunchbull battles.

 

BRUCE BOGTROTTER: Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.

Vocal range: C4 to E5

 

THE BIG KIDS: Bigger in stature than the little kids. These are the older, tougher students at school (much singing and dancing).

 

MRS. PHELPS: Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading.

 

THE ESCAPOLOGIST: A character in the story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.

Baritone: C3 to E4

 

THE ACROBAT: Beloved wife of the Escapologist in Matilda’s story. 

Alto, Mezzo Soprano: D4 to A4

 

RUDOLPHO: Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. Not quite Italian.

Tenor: D#3 to A4

 

DOCTOR: Mrs. Wormwood's obstetrician when she goes into labor with Matilda.

Tenor, Alto: C3 to A4

 

SERGEI: A Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating, with an accomplished Russian dialect.

Baritone.

 

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER: A party entertainer at the start of the show.

Alto, Tenor: F#3 to Eb4

 

OTHER ROLES:

 

3 MOTHERS, 3 FATHERS: (featured in Miracle)

HOSPITAL STAFF

SCHOOL COOK 

SERGEI’s THREE HENCHMEN

SCHOOLCHILDREN 

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